noun, plural neu·ro·ses [noo-roh-seez, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ siz, nyʊ-/. Psychiatry.
Origin of neurosis
Related Words for neurosesinhibition, breakdown, psychopathy, abnormality, madness, aberration, derangement, insanity, deviation, phobia, affliction, instability, compulsion, obsession, hysteria, maladjustment, neurasthenia
Examples from the Web for neuroses
Contemporary Examples of neuroses
From a novel of Brooklyn neuroses to what happens when evangelicals take over an Alaskan national park.This Week’s Hot Reads, July 15, 2013
Sarah Stodola, Jen Vafidis, Damaris Colhoun
July 15, 2013
Would you use the same expression to describe male writers who suffer from neuroses or mental illnesses?Interview: ‘Heroines’ Author Kate Zambreno
November 23, 2012
He would always say that a good relationship is just a pairing of neuroses.Ellen Barkin on 'Another Happy Day,' Sam Levinson, and Being a 'Broad'
November 16, 2011
Historical Examples of neuroses
The amount is not influenced by neuroses or circulatory disturbances.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
Neuroses and psychoses are peculiarly frequent in childhood and youth.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
That will not do for us, since we have taken the dream as preparation for the study of the neuroses.
But that is due to the relation which the phenomena of the dream have to those of the neuroses.
Our insight into the causation of the neuroses has therefore been amplified.
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
1776, "functional derangement arising from disorders of the nervous system," coined by Scottish physician William Cullen (1710-1790) from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + Modern Latin -osis "abnormal condition." Used in a general psychological sense since 1871; clinical use in psychiatry dates from 1923.